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woods hole shelter - appalachian trail database
"I hiked back to Woods Hole in early March, 2005. It wasn't listed in any of my guide books or on any map, but the sign midway between Jarrard Gap and Bird Gap (where the Blood Mtn bi-pass trail is found) said "<- Privy" and I had to follow. I hiked through snow eight inches deep along the side of the hill to reach a really nice, full-open shelter (which I did not expect). The privy was adequate, but I did not find water. Bear cables are available for hanging food. I would recommend this shelter for warmer weather - not so much in the winter."
"Nice shelter, but a long walk. If you're NB and you've got it in you, press on to Blood Mtn.
Also, the water source was dry as a bone when I was there in 9/2006, and according to the log, had been for at least a month before that. Consider toting water in. "
"Nice shelter, but it's a long way from AT--if northbound, you might want to try push on to Blood Mtn.
Also, spring was _completely_ dry in Sept 2006 (even after a hard rain the day before), and according to the log book had been for more than a month. Don't count on finding water there.
"One of the best shelters in GA. Unfortunately, after a long day, it's really far off the trail, and some people decide to camp at the head of the blue-blaze instead of going the extra mile there and back. Water source is only OK and you generally miss it on the way in unless you're looking for it. The ominous mountain you are looking at from the shelter looks like it might be Blood Mtn, but it's not, don't worry."
"This is a nice "Nantahala" style shelter in a pleasant setting. The shelter site is a little far off the AT but no big deal. The water source is also not 100% reliable."
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The Appalachian Trail Database is produced in conjunction with the Appalachian Trail Conference. All mileages are taken from the "Appalachian Trail: Workbook for Planning Thru-hikes", © 2000, Appalachian Trail Conference, all rights reserved. For more detailed guide books on the AT, please visit the Ultimate Trail Store. The AT Diamond is a registered service mark of the Appalachian Trail Conference.
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